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Are Leghorns better layers than Barnevelders?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sophia5, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got two roosters at home, one a Leghorn and one a Barnevelder but, I can only keep one. I would like to keep the one that is a good layer so it can have babies that will be good layers. :)
    Which chicken is better at laying?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have experience with either breed, but from what I've read/heard, Leghorns are better layers. In fact, Leghorns are one of the best layers of all the chicken breeds.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2 leghorns are better layers. Commercial White Leghorns are probably the best layer there is going by numbers of eggs... but even the colored ones are pretty good.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Leghorns are professional egg layers! My Barnevelders are pretty consistent layers. Their eggs are a pretty dark brown with spots. But the Leghorns are pros!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A leghorn will beat a barnevelder for laying.

    Now with that said, my barnevelder roosters are the calmest roosters I've ever had. They are wonderful with the hens and babies. I just love their temperament.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2014
  6. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks guys, :)
    I think I will keep the leghorn then. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. operationindigo

    operationindigo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a brown leghorn that just started laying - about 6.5 months old - and she's already laid 3 eggs in 4 days at the beginning. I see this as the beginning of a very productive relationship. And they are decent size, healthy formed eggs as well.
     
  8. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn lays 6 a week, sometimes she doesn't take a day off and gives me 7...she's a trooper :) love her
     

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